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Huge decline in hiv rates in zimbabwe driven by fear of infection, says study


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Geplaatst op 09 februari 2011 - 18:47

Huge Decline in HIV Rates in Zimbabwe Driven by Fear of Infection, Says Study

The big drop in the numbers of people infected with HIV in Zimbabwe is because of mass social change, driven by fear of infection, according to an international study reported in the journal PLoS Medicine. The scientists unravelling the reasons behind this unexpected downturn now reveal what they hope are the most important lessons in the fight against the disease for the rest of Africa.

Zimbabwe's epidemic was one of the biggest in the world until the number of people infected with HIV in Zimbabwe almost halved, from 29% to 16%, between 1997 and 2007. Remarkably, this occurred against a background of massive social, political, and economic disruption in the country.

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Lees verder: http://www.scienceda...10208171208.htm

Bron: Science Daily

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